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Jungle Of Stone

Author : William Carlsen
ISBN : 9780062407429
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“Thrilling. …A captivating history of two men who dramatically changed their contemporaries’ view of the past.” — Kirkus (starred review) In 1839 rumors of extraordinary yet baffling stone ruins buried within the unmapped jungles of Central America reached two of the world’s most intrepid travelers. Seized by the reports, American diplomat John Lloyd Stephens and British artist Frederick Catherwood—each already celebrated for their adventures in Egypt, the Holy Land, Greece, and Rome—sailed together out of New York Harbor on an expedition into the forbidding rainforests of present-day Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico. What they found would re-write the West’s understanding of human history. In the tradition of Lost City of Z and In the Kingdom of Ice, former San Francisco Chronicle journalist and Pulitzer Prize finalist William Carlsen reveals the unforgettable true story of the discovery of the ancient Maya. Enduring disease, war, and the torments of nature and terrain, Stephens and Catherwood meticulously uncovered and documented the remains of an astonishing civilization that had flourished in the Americas at the same time as classic Greece and Rome—and had been its rival in art, architecture, and power. Their remarkable book about the experience, written by Stephens and illustrated by Catherwood, became a sensation, hailed by Edgar Allen Poe as “perhaps the most interesting book of travel ever published” and recognized today as the birth of American archeology. Most importantly, Stephens and Catherwood were the first to grasp the significance of the Maya remains, recognizing that their antiquity and sophistication overturned the West’s assumptions about the development of civilization. By the time of the flowering of classical Greece (400 B.C.), the Maya were already constructing pyramids and temples around central plazas. Within a few hundred years the structures took on a monumental scale that required millions of man-hours of labor, technical and organizational expertise. Over the next millennium dozens of city-states evolved, each governed by powerful lords, some with populations larger than any city in Europe at the time, and connected by road-like causeways of crushed stone. The Maya developed a cohesive, unified cosmology, an array of common gods, a creation story, and a shared artistic and architectural vision. They created dazzling stucco and stone monuments and bas reliefs, sculpting figures and hieroglyphs with refined artistic skill. At their peak, an estimated ten million people occupied the Maya’s heartland on the Yucatan Peninsula, a region where only half a million now live. And yet, by the time the Spanish reached the “New World,” the classic-era Maya had all but disappeared; they would remain a mystery for the next three hundred years. Today, the tables are turned: the Maya are justly famous, if sometimes misunderstood, while Stephens and Catherwood have been all but forgotten. Based on Carlsen’s rigorous research and his own 1,500-mile journey throughout the Yucatan and Central America, Jungle of Stone is equally a thrilling adventure narrative and a revelatory work of history that corrects our understanding of the Maya and the two remarkable men who set out in 1839 to find them.

Dangerous Tastes

Author : Andrew Dalby
ISBN : 0520236742
Genre : Cooking
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"Delightful and complex. When Dalby blends the spices, the result is unique and irresistible."--Alan Davidson, author of The Oxford Companion to Food

Forgotten History

Author : Ross Tanner
ISBN : 1533402655
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History Holds the Key to Understanding the Present Do you want to know when the first peace treaty came into play? What about the strange disappearances in the 1500s? Do we really know everything about WWI and WWII? With history channels focusing predominantly on WWI and WWII, we are losing out on the rich history of the previous eras, not to mention some unknown events within the World Wars. This book holds the key to unlocking a world of forgotten events and moments. In this book, you'll discover a variety of historical events covering the span from the turn of the common era through to WWII. Within this book is a record of events once forgotten or previously unknown that have helped shape history and the world we live in today. History holds the key to understanding the present. Our past explains where we have come from and where we are heading. Although humanity can determine the steps it will take in the future, history often shows us the cycles that humanity repeats. A wise student will see these cycles and learn from them in order to better shape the future. How can we know our history and what shapes us if we have forgotten great historical events and occurrences? To fully understand where we come from and what we have achieved, both great and devastating, we need a more holistic history book. This book attempts to fill in some of those blanks. The historical events listed in this book are not all that have been forgotten, but it is one step closer to fitting the missing puzzle pieces into our already grand puzzle. Within this book's pages, you'll find the answers to these questions and more. Just some of the questions and topics covered include Late BC to Early AD Years The Mysterious, the Unknown, and the Trivial The busy time of the 1700s to the late 1800s The busy time of the 1700s to the late 1800s Rebellions and Revolutions (the 1700s to the late 1800s) The Crimean War and WWI Happenings The Forgotten History of WWII And much more! Think of it as a photo album of your parents' and grandparents' childhood. This is a moment where you can peek into the past with great excitement, anticipation, and wonder. Get your copy by clicking the "Add to Cart" button at the top of this page!

The Forgotten Daughter

Author : Caroline Dale Snedeker
ISBN : 0966706765
Genre : Illegitimate children
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Chloe, a half Roman, half Greek girl is the lawful daughter of the noble Roman Laevinus and is a slave on his seldom visited farm. Laevinus, having been told she died at birth with her mother, does not realize that she is alive and the dire conditions under which she lives. Forced to weave all day and beaten dreadfully if the work is deemed to be inferior, her only escape is the wonderful stories her slave-friend Melissa tells. After Chloe saves a young Roman nobleman and falls in love with him, she runs away with Melissa to escape marriage with a brutal slave. They almost reach their destination when they are captured and returned to the farm. Here Chloe is finally reunited with her father and takes her place in his home and heart. Exciting events, accurate details of Roman life, Melissa's enchanting Greek stories, and beautiful description make this 1934 Newbery Honor Book a must read.

The Art Journal London

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The Art Journal

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ISBN : UIUC:30112118716130
Genre : Art
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The Building News And Engineering Journal

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ISBN : UIUC:30112117956505
Genre : Architecture
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